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  1. Improve the deployment summarization timing when viewing deployments under monitoring.

    Improve the deployment summarization timing when viewing deployments under monitoring.

    Many times, when viewing a deployment, the summarized data (pie chart and total counts) lags behind. The details of each status of the deployment is accurate and up to date, but the summarization is not real time.

    There are two similar suggestions already on UV:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/20167021-admin-console-should-show-update-synchronization-a

    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/32885422-make-status-summarization-and-state-messaging-fast

    My recommendation is to trigger a summarization as soon as you view the deployment, to eliminate one step of the process. If you are opening the deployment, you will always want the latest data.

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  2. Drag and Drop in console

    Why can't we simply drag and drop machines/users into collections instead of having to go through wizard?. It makes it much harder for Helpdesk to understand how to use the console (hence why most people use AD security groups as targets). Why not select/Multi-select items and drag into relevant collection

    39 votes
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  3. Monitoring/Query - export data

    During the cutting and pasting in the query section, also allow the capture of the label column. This would have to be a bit 'faster to export the data. The best solution would be to have the ability to export via a dedicated button in various formats, csv, excel, pdf.

    38 votes
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  4. SCCM Console UI: Multiple window support

    It would really help having multiple window support in day to day operations, ie Right click Software Library - Open in New Window

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  5. Customizing Software Update Dashboard

    Please provide the ability to customize the Software Update Dashboard, such as the ability to exclude updates or update categories from it.

    It is a great dashboard to look at to have a quick glance into security compliance, however in its current state, it is not really useful.

    For example, the top 10 updates listed under "Devices Missing Updates" are either preview updates or multiple versions of the malicious software removal tool, neither of which we deploy, giving the dashboard a skewed perspective into security compliance.

    Thank you.

    36 votes
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  6. Shorten Upgrade Readiness pull timeframe

    Currently OMS Upgrade Readiness updates changes daily however ConfigMgr pulls that information on a weekly basis per DMPDownloader.log it states it will pull every 10800 minutes as shown here.

    ---
    Download OMS upgrade analytics
    ...
    ...
    OMSUpgradeAnalyticsDownload finished
    OMS Upgrade Analytics Download interval is: every 10080 minutes
    ---

    This is once a week timeframe and should be way closer to OMS update cycle. Perhaps even configurable?

    For example I use the auto created collections from Readiness to then advertise an in-place TS to. This collection is from the Ready "bucket" in Readiness. If we have a system that is aā€¦

    33 votes
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  7. Dart Bug

    Adding DaRT into a newly created boot image will appear successful within the console however log files will reveal it was never even attempted.

    https://sccmf12twice.blogspot.com/2017/11/successfully-added-dart-to-boot-imageor.html

    32 votes
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  8. Skype for Business integration to ConfigMgr console

    Show Skype for Business status of computer's primary user within ConfigMgr admin console. Only show the online status if the admin console compyuter has SfB installed. Also, make this optional.

    Additionally add an option to start SfB chat with the user by right-clicking the computer/user from admin console.

    Skype for Business is a great way to provide support to users and you can share the screen even with computers on internet.

    31 votes
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  9. Viewing status of Deployments erases search results

    When searching for deployments, say "May 2015", to see all of the Patch Deployments that you have recently deployed, once you double click/view status on a single one, you have to re-search for the "May 2015" deployments again. Suggest to use the Search Bar similar to the way that Explorer uses the Bread Crumbs on a search folder, so once you go back to the Deployments Tab, your original search criteria is there.

    27 votes
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  10. FIX: Viewing Application Deployment Types Takes a Long Time

    Viewing application deployment types takes a long time, up to a minute or more, due to inefficiently authored WQL in .\XmlStorage\ConsoleRoot\SoftwareLibraryNode.xml.

    When you find this WQL:

    SELECT dt.* FROM SMS_DeploymentType AS dt JOIN SMS_CIRelation AS rel ON dt.CI_ID=rel.ToCIID JOIN SMS_Application AS app ON app.CI_ID = rel.FromCIID WHERE app.CI_UniqueID='##SUB:CI_UniqueID##' AND rel.relationtype=9 ORDER BY rel.Priority

    and replace it with this WQL:

    SELECT dt.* FROM SMS_DeploymentType AS dt where dt.CI_ID in (Select rel.ToCIID from SMS_CIRelation AS rel where rel.FromCIID in (Select app.CI_ID from SMS_Application AS app where app.CI_UniqueID='##SUB:CI_UniqueID##') AND rel.relationtype=9)

    in SoftwareLibraryNode.xml, data returned is identical and viewing application deployment types is reducedā€¦

    26 votes
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  11. Make the ConfigMgr Admin console compatible with HoloLens!

    How cool would it be to manipulate CONFIGMGR objects with your hands? Pickup a machine and literally throw it into a collection. Then pick up an Application and throw it on the same collection. Or view a report as if you were holding it in your hands?

    26 votes
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  12. Maintenance Window tab in device properties

    In Assets and Compliance -> Devices -> (right click any device) -> Properties

    There are currently 3 tabs, General, Deployments, Variables. Since a device can be part of several different collections and maintenance windows are applied on the collection level it would be nice to quickly see what maintenance windows are assigned to a device.

    24 votes
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  13. Delete multiple objects from console

    It would be very great and intuitive to be able to delete multiple apps \ deployment types\ deployments \ packages \ driver packages and even folders from Console without creating custom PowerShell scripts.
    Today when selecting multiple objects the delete option becomes greyed out.

    23 votes
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  14. Tabs and windows

    The console is very modal. Trying to compare two things side by side is impossible. What we need is tabs and woodies. Let me right click a node or an object and bring it up in a new window or tab so i don't have to keep performing the same searches over and over again.

    22 votes
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  15. Global Search Bar

    Create a Search Bar that activates across all console panes to provide a quick search and drill through capability across all object types. For example, from the Assets and Compliance pane - search for "automatic client upgrade" and have it display a drill through link directly launch the Hierarchy Settings dialog box to display the pane where the setting resides.

    22 votes
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  16. Percentage labels issue in Distribution Point Configuration status

    When in the SCCM Console, under Monitoring -> Distribution Point Configuration status in v1706, I see that the percentage values arenā€™t interpreted properly. If I open the status messages for the SMS_PACKAGE_TRANSFER_MANAGER component, I see the real percentage values. So it seems that there is a minor bug in the SCCM Console in the Distribution Point Configuration Status view. (See attached screenshots)

    20 votes
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  17. Scroll by Using Letters on Keyboard

    When viewing a large list, I would like to scroll to the item I need by entering the letter on the keyboard. This is how explorer works (in a list of files if you start typing the file name it will take you to that file). For example if I am in applications, I would like to click on an app then start typing "Off" to be taken to my Office application.

    20 votes
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  18. Language settings in Configuration Manager Admin Console.

    I want to be able to change language in the Configuration Manager admin console. Right now the console uses the same language as my system language (which is swedish). There should be language packs for the admin console.

    19 votes
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  19. Adding XMLStorage path to the Admin console commandline

    We use the admin UI builder to edit the console view but it's a machine-wide configuration.

    I would like to be able to specify the XML storage path as part of the commandline so that you can specify different console layouts for different user roles.

    19 votes
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  20. Export collection members

    Exporting member of collection to excel sheet is though easy but for large number or members (say more than 20K), it takes time to get them exported in the excel. MS should put the 2007 feature back which was just right click on collection and "Export Objects".

    18 votes
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